by, 10-28-10 at 11:09 AM (5489 Views)
I have been in the Marine Corps now since 2001. Upon my End of Active Service in 2005 I fell into the Individual Ready Reserves. After months of being lead around in circles I came in contact with a Prior Service recruiter who helped me continue my service (which is no longer in the Marine Corps). I was attached to the IMA DET in 2007. After 3 years in the IMA DET my End of Current Contract is just around the corner (10 DEC 2010). Meanwhile I have been seeking assistance for re-enlistment opportunities for approximately 9 months now and it seems like I am getting the run around once again.
My request seems simple. I am currently a Sergeant in the IMA DET and I am looking for an opportunity to re-enlist preferably on Active Duty and maybe even a possibility LAT Moving into one of three fields, Career Retention, Military Police, or Intel. I will however stay in my field if nothing else is available.
It seems as though no one is interested in providing me with a contact that would help assist me. I have contacted my Prior Service Recruiter and have been routed to MOBCOM Career Planners as well as the out in town recruiter. The responses I seem to be getting are, “I can’t help you with that.”; “Try contacting _____. ”;“ Come back ______”.
As of now I have not received anything that would be helpful to obtaining an Active Component or even an Active Reserves or Active Duty Special Work billet and I am worried that my only option to re-enlist at this point is with the IMA DET again.
I have contacted MOBCOM for IMA DET re-enlistment criteria and at this time have everything done on my end besides the training portion complete. I have a CFT scheduled for 6 November but apparently will still need a current PFT in the system in order to meet re-enlistment requirements. At this time I am still trying to schedule one for the following week but it is cutting it close to the holidays. I am trying to avoid falling out of the Marine Corps on 10 DEC.
My concern is that I feel as though I have backed into a wall with no choices. It seems as though I am a burden to the ones who hold my very own career in their hands.
Thank you for your time regarding this matter. Any advice, suggestions, and guidance would greatly be appreciated.